The Blair Oko Golf Academy grew out of Blair Oko’s passion for the sport. After three years on the professional circuit, Blair established BOGA in 1998 to share his experience with other golfers.
For Blair, a Class A CPGA professional golf instructor since 1990, golf is about more than just handicap. BOGA’s mission is to share the joy of the game.
BOGA is located on the second floor of the Kinsmen Twin Arenas in a spacious 10,000-square foot facility complete with four virtual golf simulators, indoor driving range, putting green, pro shop, lockers and a full-service lounge.
Meet our staff
Our professionally certified staff can provide you with the complete range of golf and hockey instruction.
Blair Oko is one of the most successful golfers ever to come out of Alberta, with 13 professional wins and berths on the ’93 Spalding Space Coast Tour, the ’92 and ’94 Canadian Tour Alberta Open. Now, with the Blair Oko Golf Academy, he’s helping other golfers reach their potential. Blair has been a Class A CPGA professional golf instructor since 1990.
Katrina Escobedo is one of our Professional Golf teaching staff. She has worked with one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Teachers, Carl Rabito. Katrina has been playing competitive golf her entire life and instructing for over 10 years. She feels that her experience in both playing competitively and learning from other knowledgeable instructors has helped her to understand many significant elements of golf.
Scott McQueen’s instructional approach is rooted in on-ice experience, coaching expertise and scientific knowledge. As a player, Scott made his mark in the WHL from 1997 – 2001, attending the NHL pro camp in 1999. For the last 11 years he has taught power skating to all levels, from novice to major junior. Scott holds a Bachelor of Management Sciences.
Brian Shackel has a keen eye for the game. He holds a BSc in sports biomechanics and specializes in the analysis and correction of hockey skating mechanics. Brian acts as BOGA’s biomechanics consultant, providing video analysis for our skating programs.